March 10, 2008
Boston, MA - The Brown women's track & field team competed at the highly competitive ECAC Championships this weekend, while the men competed at the IC4A Championships. Both the men and women turned in strong performances, including many personal best times.
Although the women's distance medley relay squad just missed qualifying for the NCAA Nationals, the relay ranked 17th in the nation, which almost broke the school record set by All-Americans Naja Ferjan `07, senior Akilah King (Medford, MA), Kelly Powell '06, and Anna Willard `06 just two years ago.
Freshman Kesley Ramsey (Franklin Lakes, NJ) led off the distance medley relay with a 3:30. Ramsey went through the 1k in a personal best of 2:54, and Nicole Burns (Newburgh, NY) split a 54.4. Samantha Adelberg (Washington, DC) ran a personal record split of 2:10.88, and senior Smita Gupta (Tulsa, OK) ran a phenomenal anchor of 4:41 for the 1600m leg. Gupta's split was the same that two-time All-American Willard ran, as the relay team finished with an 11:16.83.
Brown had many other outstanding performances, as Tiffany Chang turned in an 11-11.75 in the pole vault. Grace Watson (5-05.00) and Natasha Smith (5-05.00) also finished well for Bruno in the high jump. Akilah King (Medford, MA) also had a solid performance in the triple jump, earning a 38-06.25.
On the men's side, Matthew Jamsin (Middletown, NY) ran a personal best in the 55-meter hurdles at the IC4As on Sunday. Jasmin posted a 7.60 to earn 10th place. In addition, Duriel Hardy (West Chester, PA), senior Ari Zamir (Ridgewood, NJ) and Colin Brett (Easton, PA) all ran personal bests in the 3k. Hardy posted a time of 8:17.93, as Zamir earned an 8:19.25, followed by Brett with an 8:19.37.